Bucks 101, Raptors 96 Reflecting on the game after the Raps pulled off a 101 – 96 thriller, piecing together my thoughts for the RR recap, and I’m thinking. Where do you start? Hedo Turkoglu’s continuing struggles while under the glaring spotlight punctuated by a (relieving) flash of brilliance late in the game? Jarret Jack’s… Read more »
The “3 hours at the grindhouse” edition. Banks – no burn, unless you count that seething feeling in his body at not getting PT. Bargnani – 2 reasons I hope this injury isn’t one that sees him out of action for an extended period: it’s obvious he has become a major part of this offence… Read more »
Wednesday was the second time we lost to the Bucks this season. It is key we realize that we lost the season series with a team that probably wont make the playoffs. Regardless of whether or not we win tonight, one or possibly two of these losses the Bucks handed us could come back to… Read more »
Let’s hear from the Republic: 1) Pretty much in agreement that Hedo has been disappointing. Assuming he isn’t moved by the deadline, what do you do with him? Continue to start? Bring him off the bench? Shrink his minutes? 2) We all also agree that the Hedo commercial is horrible. Now it is your turn… Read more »
Raptors 107, Bucks 113 – Box This is a back-to-back for me too so I might just start off strong only to lose the use of my wrists halfway through. Don’t you hate losing “winnable” games? I don’t know what exactly defines winnable but this game felt like it was one, even after we blew… Read more »
The “one man army” edition. Banks – the Lenny Kosnowski of the Toronto Raptors. Bargnani – he’s played well and is deserving of a night off…which he took in glorious fashion. He was lumbering up and down the court, his shot was off, any time he was covering Bogut the Aussie made him look like… Read more »
It all just fell apart in the 4th quarter last night in Cleveland, with the Cavs exacting a bit of revenge on the Raptors from that loss they suffered at our hands earlier in the season. Tonight, the Raptors roll into the Bradley Center on the first game of a home-and-home with the Bucks. In… Read more »
Hedo Turkoglu and Marcus Banks for Vince Carter?(polls) This week on The Doctor Is In, how good would LeBron look in Toronto? With all this talk of Bosh and LeBron hooking up and joining forces, could there be any chance of it happening north of the border? In Hot or Not its time to talk… Read more »
This I can explain. His low usage rate when he is on the floor minimize his impact on team stats, such as team O/D rating and even plus minus (since that stat also accounts for the other members of the rotation. However, when he is being used, his individual stats, or the stats that are only dependant on his contributions, he looks pretty good, pretty great even.
Basically, like what everyone else has been saying, it comes down to usage rate. Involve him enough in the offense and there's no reason why his individual efficiency won't be reflected in the team stats.
Now here's where you might say "but the raptors lose more when he shoots more than average, so the usage rate argument doesn't hold up". That's a fair point, but I would argue that Jonas often gets those extra field goals when A) the guards are putting up a ton of bricks and Jonas is cleaning the glass, or B) he's a last resort after its clear that the other scoring options aren't working. In both scenarios, the team as a whole is playing below average, so it makes sense that they would win a lower percentage of games.